'Landscapers' Episode 2: Fans praise 'genius, unique and imaginative' storytelling

Susan and Christopher unravel events that transpired in a brilliantly creative way that has audiences hooked


                            'Landscapers' Episode 2: Fans praise 'genius, unique and imaginative' storytelling
A still from 'Landscapers' Episode 2 (HBO Max)
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The second episode of 'Landscapers' saw the reveal of the mastermind behind the coverup of the murder after one-half of the couple trips up and spills the beans. The HBO true-crime series takes a black comedy-like approach to how the story unfolds making for an interesting experience.

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Olivia Colman plays Susan Edwards while David Thewlis plays Christopher Edwards, the infamous couple behind the Mansfield double murders. The mild-mannered couple is a slightly weird sort who area bit distorted from reality believing that they did absolutely nothing wrong. The story is told by Ed Sinclair and  Will Sharpe in weird, whacky but genius ways as fans have pointed out before. Here's what viewers thought of the second episode of 'Landscapers'. 

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The second episode of the true-crime series saw the makers get really creative with their storytelling tactic making for a very visually interactive episode. As the couple reveals their version of events the style of scene is contrasting and a number of techniques can be seen. Christopher takes the police step by step through the past and this was showcased as them being part of a moving play with the scenes switching out and them even interacting and making eye contact with the camera.

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Meanwhile, Susan views the sad and traumatizing past as a noir film with her mother, the antagonist,while her memory of her early dating days with Chris and their life together is shown as a black and white film where he's ever so dreamy and gentlemanly. This shuffling of colors, styles, and scenarios was greatly appreciated by viewers who thoroughly enjoyed the unique method of storytelling. They quite loved the detailed and fun direction the show takes and took to Twitter to voice their love for it. Here are some of the views they had.

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One viewer said, "Imaginative and original way of telling the story #LandscapersHBO". A fan commented, "The reenactment scenes with the inter-spliced commentary is a genius tactic of storytelling and makes it so unique from any other series. #LandscapersHBO". A tweet read, "How do we feel about #LandscapersHBO? I love Olivia Coleman so much, and this is cinematographically beautiful, but kinda hard to follow, with its part Cinema Noir, part fantasy sequence, part current day format. SO ARTISTIC. I’m just trying to understand the story…".

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Yet another fan tweeted, "Wow, #LandscapersHBO just keeps getting better each week! I love this unconventional method of storytelling, playing with black and white to show the past timeline, and the use of rich colors during the more frenetic sciences. Really looking forward to how this all plays out!". A fan said, "This second episode may have been even better than the first! #LandscapersHBO". Another one of the tweets read, "It’s interesting that she viewed their life like an old movie. Love the juxtaposition of their romance as perceived by her compared to the films she loved. #LandscapersHBO #Landscapers".

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'Landscapers ' is available to stream on HBO MAX with new episodes dropping every Monday.

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